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Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma’s party set to join opposition

Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma’s uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party is set to join the opposition in parliament.

This is in a bid to take on the African National Congress (ANC) and Democratic Alliance (DA)-led coalition government who entered into an agreement in what was later called a ‘government of national unity’ and bringing to an end a 30 year rule by ANC.

Jacob Zuma’s party finished third in the just concluded elections taking up 14.6 percent of parliament positions which translated to 58 seats out of the 400 seater parliament.

Legislators allied to MK however boycotted the first sitting of the National Assembly calling on investigations in alleged vote rigging claims.

They later released a statement confirming that they have joined Progressive Caucus alliance which comprises of Marxist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the center-left United Democratic Movement.

The coalition now takes 30 percent of the National Assembly as Zuma termed the alliance meaningless and a white-led unholy alliance.

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